Ice Skating & Cross County Ski Update

January 2, 2008

Outdoor Ice Rinks:
The Parks Division is working on removing snow at the following outdoor ice rinks: on the eastside at Tenney and Olbrich Parks and on the westside at Elver and Vilas Parks. If all goes well, Elver will be skatable this evening and rental skates will be available. Skate rental for the first hour for adults is $6.00 and each additional hour is $2.00. Rental for children 14 and under for the first hour is $3.00 and for each additional hour is $1.00.

Tenney, Olbrich and Vilas will also be open in the next could of days, weather permitting. Thank you for bearing with us as we have overcome the many obstacles that Nature has given us this year.

Cross County Ski Trails:
If the weather warms up, they will attempt to regroom the skating lanes at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park. Snow does not groom well when temperatures are in the single digits.

With warmer temperaturess predicted for Thursday, crews will re-groom the skating lanes at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course.

The public may call 266-4711 for more information or log on to our website at www.cityofmadison.com/parks. Please listen to your local radio and/or TV station for the latest conditions.

Contact:
  • LaVonne LaFave, Clerical & Program Support Manager, 267-4916
  • Russ Hefty, Conservation Resources Supervisor, 267-4918